Gosh K, thanks for your wonderful contribution. Of course, censorship wasn't even close to the subject, but not surprising that you would miss it. Very difficult to see reality from high on that perch you place yourself while casting your self-righteous judgments.
As to your other point re: "... anyone and everyone with whom they disagree." Another blatant falsehood. Of course you will see my challenge of your lie as a "malicious personal attack". But such is the distorted, self-deluded liberal mind.
Georgia...if Obama does tell you, believe the opposite.
Some valid points made above, but I'd like to remind the commenters that this blog was written by the Film and Food Editor. The same one who did a good interview with Fox in this week's Independent. But I suppose since he did post the industry's toxic emissions, he opened himself up a little for this criticism!
As to this comment in the energy in depth review “To the knowledge of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff, there has been no verified instance of harm to groundwater caused by hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.”
Dave Neslin, former director, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, April 2009 Umm... a tiny bit of research proves that there have been numerous instances of groundwater contamination. I think there have been at least 13 in the last 4 months. But don't take my word for it. Go to the COGCC website. Click database on the left hand side. Choose Inspection/Incident. when the form pops up choose spills/releases at the top and at the bottom change the number to 100. A list will pop up and you can see how many groundwater and surface water impacts have been recorded. They can keep using the same talking points but their own FACTS prove them as lies. I read the industries review before I saw the film and I'm a little miffed that the indy didn't do a THING to discount it. The least you could have done since you printed the whole review was to counter it with some truth.
I'd like Pres. Obama to tell me exactly which companies are "promoting best practices for safer (not safe, mind you) and more efficient production." He says it's a fact.
Thanks for the coverage of Gasland II, but this blog entry doesn't come across as balanced; your reporting is much shorter and more general - fewer stats, quotes, etc. - than the unedited propaganda that follows. Why not balance volume and data at least -- or better yet, take a side and document it with scientific evidence -- all of which could have been extracted from Gasland II. Follow the money. Who pays for the propaganda? Oil and gas! What do we expect them to say? Whatever they need to say to turn a profit.
Thanks for the excellent coverage of last night's event, and for the interesting textbook example of how the industry spins the story just enough to cast some doubt on the truths in Gasland and Gasland 2. If you look hard at the industry's story, it is not particularly fact-filled. If the industry had a strong case to make for the safety of drilling and fracking, they would not keep trotting out the same tired, deceptive talking points. Unfortunately for them, that's all they've got.
Gasland 2 did a decent job of explaining why the oil and gas industry is getting away with the deception and keeping regulators from doing what they will ultimately do, when the truth is just too loud and obvious to ignore any longer.
By the way, siggie, censorship is something enforced by the government. The Indy is a private, profitable business, not an arm of the government, and certainly is under no obligation to publish your vituperation. As a "conservative" you ought to know that. You ought to be defending their right to excise your blather from their privately-owned blogs. Instead you carp as if you are entitled to post anything you desire in the space you are not paying for.
siggie says, "...5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor." And they find nothing quite so funny as malicious personal attacks on anyone and everyone with whom they disagree.
Two graduates are investing all of their own money, and doing a fine job of raising more privately, to conduct a study and create a documentary, while you, TejonTech, do nothing but sit on the sidelines heckling them because you are so envious of their education.
Siggie, you forgot to add the city and utility employees who come here protecting their free ride life. That is why there is such resistance to this articles in the likes and dislikes....a huge portion of Indy readers think they deserve a $50,000 bonus for having been at work on days for which they have already been paid.
The local talk about these sick days is total outrage except among government dependent leaches who are sitting at Starbucks or in their offices all day with nothing to do...or no motivation to move along the lines waiting to be served like at the DMV or SS offices.
Been following Todd for over 10 years. My wife and I are in our mid 60's, non hippie or druggies, but just love his "life is too short not to have fun" attitude. We live in Florida near Tampa and have driven to Atlanta to see him, and lucked out and saw him in Colorado, while visiting sister-in-law. If in a funky mood, grab one of his cd's and stop taking everything so seriously, and poof, it's gone. Only thing I don't like about him is that he doesn't come to mid Florida, enough. Hope I didn't tick him off...........Nah...he would just shrug it off!
Maic: It only seems that way because the Indy and 60% of its readership reside in the extreme left edges of reality. 35% have lost all sense of reality and the other 5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor.
You all take yourselves much too seriously.
Put him into the toughest boys school you can and see how long before he hates dresses and wears boys clothes like he should. I think his parents should be charged and gaoled and the other children taken from them.
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